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EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

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Can I assume a 2200mAh battery is superior to a 1500mAh battery for the d300?

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Nikon does not make a 2200 mah battery for that camera. That means you're considering a third party battery in your $2000 + camera. If it leaks and destroys your camera who's going to fix it? Buy a Nikon battery!
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A battery's capacity is rated in mAh (milli-amp-hours) - assuming two batteries have the same voltage and are of the same type, the higher the number, the longer it should last given the same load.

But... be aware that not all batteries are rated the same - there are differences in how batteries are rated, and some manufacturers tend to "over-rate" their batteries.

So, everything being equal - yes, a 2200 mAh battery should last longer (if that's what you mean by "superior").
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Does the battery need to be fully depleted before recharging?

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No, it can be charged at any time.
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How long does a battery last after repeated charges?

I am going on a two-week trip abroad. I have a D80 Nikon and two EN-EL3e batteries which I alternate when one needs to be recharged. The batteries are at least 5 years old. How many times can I recharge the battery before it needs to be replaced?
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Battery life will vary with condition of the battery, temperature and how is used. Make sure to keep the battery contacts clean since soiled contacts can reduce battery performance. Use the battery immediately after charging sin it will lose their charge if left unused.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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Is this, or the EN-EL3a the correct battery for the D70?

I have a dead battery - an ENEL3. no e or a after it. I see only the EN-EL3a and EN-EL3e on the website and I don't know which I need.
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You can use the EN-EL3e and the EN-EL3a with the D70.
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EN-EL3e

Are there 2 versions of this battery? a 2hour & an eight hour.. Does the D300S require different battery than the D300?
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I have never heard of a different version of the En-EL3e and yes it should work with the D300. You can use the Nikon EN-EL4a/EN-EL4 with the MB-D10 battery pack See specifications on the Nikon website http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d300s/spec.htm
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What is the difference between an el-el3a and an el-el3e battery other than price?

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3a fits D100, 50, 70 and 70s
3e fits D100, 200, 300, 300s,50-70-700-70s,80& 90
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How long does it take to fully charge my li ion battery

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About two and quarter hours are required to fully recharge the battery when no charge remanins.
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Don't know if is charging.

I have an MH-18A charger wich works fine with my old EN-EL3 battery,
Recently I purchased an EN-EL3e battery, but when I try to charge it, the charger indicator bliks a couple of times and then the light turns off.

Is really charging the battery?
Is there any risk of explosion?
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Charging is complete when the charge lamp stops blinking, Remove the battery and unplug the charger.
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Is it ok to leave the battery in my D90?( for many weeks or even few months at a time)

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Lead Acid batteries go bad fast but these do not.
However, after a few months the charge will be very low.
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What is the normal life span of the EN-EL3e Li-ion 7.4V 1500mAh battery?

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Battery life will vary with condition of the battery, temperature and how is used. Make sure to keep the battery contacts clean since soiled contacts can reduce battery performance. Use the battery immediately after charging sin it will lose their charge if left unused. Battery Life (shots per charge) 950 shots (CIPA) .
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I love my EN-EL3e Rechargeable

How can I tell if the life of my EN-EL3e Rechargeable is the problem when it comes to camera functionality? I've had my current battery for 5 years and auto focus has slowed down although battery is fully charged.
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At this point I would buy a new battery, if it doesn't improve the autofocus you will have a spare. I have never had a battery last that long, so I think your kind of lucky.
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can i use my mh-18a charger and en-el3e battery in ireland without a transformer and just a plug adaptor?

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Nikon recommends getting the entire ac cord if you are using with higher voltage. The cords are pretty generic.
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How long should I charge New Nikon EN EL 3e battery to get optimum battery life for my D300?

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Two hours and fifteen minutes with the MH-18 quick charger.
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how do i know if battery is authentic nikon

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Have a read here,
http://nikonasia-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1518/~/counterfeit-and-non-nikon-batteries-and-accessories#enel9
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My EN-EL3e batteries will not work on my D300s anymore .Why?

I left my D300s on over night and the batteries where dead. I charged both of them and when I put each one back in the camera it says its only got one bar and camera will not come on. I can not get to any functions of the camera nor will it power on.

Is the batteries just dead and need to be replaced? They are working fine on my D80 just not on the D300s. I have a grip for the d300s as well and tried to use just AA batteries but does not do anything maybe due to the camera settings to see a EN-EL33e.

My camrea is about 3-4 years old and I do about 5 shoots a week. if that helps as well.

I need help ASAP i have a few shoots next week and really don't want to use my D80.
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If the batteries are working properly in the D80, but not in the D300s, there are a few things to look at:

1 - Do the batteries actually perform properly in the D80 (e.g., do they last through several hours of use, or several hundred images?). If so, the power controller in the D300s may be damaged. That's rare given the cirumstances (left the camera on overnight#, but not unheard of. You may also try using a third battery #loaner#, see if that works.

2 - Check both the batteries and battery compartment contacts. Look for signs of wear, scratches, or dust. Blow out dust with a blower, and you may be able to use a pencil eraser to clean up and gum or residue on the batteries or contacts #be sure to blow out the eraser residue when you're done!#

3 - Check to ensure that the battery is seating in the main #on board) battery is seating properly in the battery compartment. There should be a slight resistance as you close the battery door, but its operation should be smooth.
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Can battery be charged with solar panel?

I will be camping in Africa for 2 weeks. Can I use a Brunton solar panel to charge the battery. What size do I need. In other words, what watts, miliamps, and volts, and can this be done via the USB port on the camera?
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You cannot charge via USB port and must use the correct Nikon charger.
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How long does it take to charge the battery?

PS: i HAVE A Nikon Quick charger MH-18a
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A fully exhausted battery takes 2 hours to charge.
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How to charge the EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery?

Do you have to deplete the battery before you recharge it?
Do you have to fully recharge the battery before using it again?
Do you have to take the battery out of the charger after the charging is complete? (or can you leave it in the charger, say, when charging it over night)

Will non-compliance with the above actions lead to decreased battery life?
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You don't have to wait for the battery to drain completely to recharge it again (you will noticed the battery indicator in the camera). If the battery is already charge remove it from the charger (there's no need to leave it overnight).
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I tried charging the EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery but the light on the charger doesn't flash.

I have a battery that needs to be recharged. Every time I place it in the charger, the charger light would only light up for one second then it would turn off. I don't know if it's charging. If I place the battery in the camera , there is no power. I know it's not the charger because I was able charge my extra battery with the charger.
How do I fix the battery that the charger couldn't charge ?
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